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Everything posted by ianw1974

  1. udev maybe, but try umask=0 instead in fstab, see if it helps.
  2. No, it's kind of normal. When you remove those entries from fstab, you'll then be able to mount them like the other one from within Dolphin when you click them. I had them in fstab once, but when I clicked, I would get the same or similar error. Commented them from fstab and rebooted, and job done :)
  3. Try with umask=0 instead of umask=000 - I remember I had umask issues in the past before, or that I simply didn't have access to copy, but then umask=0 was OK. I haven't checked to see if there is a difference between umask=0 or umask=000 so maybe not. Other alternative, is to remove the defaults option and the comma before umask and then try that after unmounting and mounting again.
  4. I can see where you're coming from. I haven't read, so I don't know if GPT allows more than the 15 partitions that is possible with Primary/Logical setup. In which case that would offer a benefit. However, in the event that you cannot, this is not a problem either. I generally have a system with three partitions: 1. swap 2. /boot 3. LVM then the LVM does the rest of the system. No limits on the amount of partitions, since you can have as many as your disk space allows.
  5. It's easier to just use cryptsetup (LUKS) under Linux, and then use: http://www.freeotfe.org/ in Windows. Less of a headache.
  6. You can always try it and see if you have a spare machine for testing on moving to GPT partitions. However, from what I understand and reading, GPT partitions are only going to be useful for 2.2 TB or higher. If you don't have disks larger than this, then I don't know what benefits it will give you other than testing the ability for installing and using GPT should you ever have disks that large. My largest desktop at home has 4 x 500GB disks, so there's no benefit there for me to change other than proof of concept.
  7. ianw1974


    So, that would tell me there are two sides to the story :) Usually, when I have that type of scenario, I read between the lines. Of course, you can always side with the person who you prefer and attack the other which is what you did in this case. ;) (just for the record, I don't know what Anne said, I'm only going by what you write). Incidently, if it wasn't for me starting to use Linux back in 2005 and coming to the mandrakeusers.org, which then became mandrivausers.org, I wouldn't still be using Linux today. All the users/members here were very helpful in the problems I encountered when I first started using Linux. And if it wasn't for that, I still wouldn't be here. And I wouldn't be running my own company which is solely Linux based stuff. Whether that is a success or not, it depends on how you view it. For me it's a success, whether it stays that way is up to me. Another Linux user. Another Linux user helping other Linux users and newbies. And another Linux business. Growing the increase against Windows, Mac, or whatever else. Personally, I don't care what distro you use, I'll help you regardless. I use many distros myself mainly because I was never happy with one or the other, and I like changing around. I consider, every single user who comes to this forum to ask about their problems, and persist with using Linux to be each and every individual success story. Because I remember how hard it is in the beginning. I'm sure we all do, if we think back hard enough.
  8. locate uses a database, so it means you need to run updatedb first, before it can interrogate it. find you can use without building the database. updatedb would have to be run each time you start your system, or before you search. So either way, find or locate will take about the same time, unless the system is always on like a server, then you can schedule updatedb to update everything. slocate used to be used, it was a better version of locate, but then somehow disappeared, no idea why.
  9. This is useful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table
  10. It might not just be that, depends if grub is also patched to deal with it. Interesting article though, thanks for that, gets me thinking :)
  11. Another one: find ./ -iname *.exe will find all case insensitive of exe.
  12. I agree yes, using the repos is the best method if the software is available, or rpms designated for manual download specifically for Mandriva. Alternatively, a downloadable shell script installation is fine.
  13. Not necessarily true. Possible, perhaps, but not guaranteed that it will bork the system. If installing rpm's designated for a totally different system than Mandriva, eg: OpenSUSE, Red Hat, etc, yes it could do, or just simply get you into a dependency nightmare trying to install it.
  14. Sorry, maybe I'm talking about suspend to disk :) Thanks for the correction.
  15. If you have a virtual machine running, allocate a chunk of memory, say 1GB to the Windows machine, then you have 3GB rest for the system. You shouldn't be relying on using swap all the time because your system will be slow. If swap is being heavily used all the time, then you need to upgrade your memory from 4GB upwards if you are wanting a Windows virtual machine, eclipse, etc, etc, like you mentioned. Leaving 3GB for the host, and 1GB for Windows would be sufficient. 512MB or 1GB for swap. Providing that you won't use suspend to ram, else you'll need double the physical ram, so 8GB of swap if you want to do that.
  16. Are you thinking of Powerpack? Powerpack only includes the proprietary stuff. Free/One are the same. Free is the version for installation, and One is the LiveCD which you can install from also. For Free/One, there's no difference. Also with Powerpack, other than the differences of proprietary stuff, it's the same as Free - just that when you buy Powerpack you have support included in the price.
  17. It would be OK if it worked. Just installed it on my system, but every AVI just flashes black and blue, sound is OK though. No idea how to fix it :/ EDIT: never mind, render method to basic fixed it :)
  18. Without the mysql db script to import into the database, it will be almost impossible. You'll need to obtain this from somewhere. Then, what you can do is in mysql: mysql -u root -p create database lemondb then once it's ready, all you need to do is import the script when you find it, so: mysql -u root -p lemondb < mysql_lemonpos.sql or whatever the name of the script is. That will create all the tables in the database.
  19. Did you run the find as a normal user first time around? That will be why you got the permission denied errors :) Normally I run a find as root so that I've got access to all directories/files. But as it happens, that script isn't supplied by the lemonpos package anyway as it would be listed above.
  20. As root, on your system from console you can try: find / -name lemon_mysql.sql and see if it comes back with anything. Alternatively, do: rpm -ql lemonpos assuming that package is called lemonpos, and it will list all files that were installed as part of that rpm. Then you might be able to find the script. Also, just check you have all the required packages installed, eg: urpmf --name lemonpos in case more than one package is available for providing other files such as mysql scripts. For example, on Ubuntu I have packages lemonpos and lemonpos-data. That's not to say it will be the same in Mandriva. But just an idea.
  21. Packages like zoneminder or wxcam are absent because nobody has packaged them for Mandriva.
  22. You could always install and try the desktop kernel and see if it makes a difference. But I expect it'll probably still react the same, but you might surprise me :)
  23. ianw1974


    I'm in :) does that mean I'm an admin there too? ;)
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